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Lukas Baumbach


lukas baumbach

    Lukas Baumbach
    Research associate

    Chair of Forestry Economics and Forest Planning
    Tennenbacherstraße 4
    D-79106 Freiburg i. Br.

    Phone: +49 761 203-3800
    Fax:  +49 761 203-3690



Research interests

  • Environmental suitability modelling for tree species, climate change projections, forest growth modelling, economic valuation of ecosystem goods and services


since 2018: PhD candidate at the Chair of Forestry Economics and Forest Planning, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

2014 - 2017: M.Sc. in Environmental Science at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

2011 - 2014: B.Sc. in Geography at  Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Professional career

since 2016: Research associate at the Chair of Forestry Economics and Forest Planning, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

2016: Intern at Öko-Institut e.V. Energy and Climate Division, Freiburg

2016: Intern and guest researcher at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

2013: Intern at German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)

Current projects

  • "Economic implications of climate change induced tree species distribution shifts on the provisioning of forest ecosystem goods and services in Central America" (funded by DFG)
  • workshop organisation "Young Modellers in Ecology"


Baumbach, L., Niamir, A., Hickler, T. & R. Yousefpour (2019) Regional adaptation of European beech (Fagus sylvatica) to drought in Central European conditions considering environmental suitability and economic implications. Regional Environmental Change (2019): 1-16. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-019-01472-0

Baumbach, L., Siegmund, J.F., Mittermeier, M. & R. Donner (2017) Impacts of temperature extremes on European vegetation during the growing season. Biogeosciences 14(21): 4891-4903. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-4891-2017




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